• 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 548-0035
  • Details

    The Athenaeum is a Greek Revival building built in 1851 and was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion, where Robert E. Lee did his banking. During the Civil War occupation of Alexandria, Federal troops commandeered the building, which they used as Commissary Headquarters for the Union Army. After the Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas, the building served as a triage facility for wounded Union soldiers.

    One of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek revival architecture in historic Alexandria, the Athenaeum is on both the Virginia Trust and National Register of Historic Places.

    Today it is an art gallery, hosting exhibitions each year to include music, dance, poetry performances, lectures and literary events. It is home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Open Thursday through -Sunday from noon-4 p.m. Closed major holidays.

  • Events

    Seduction | Leslie Nolan

    • Athenaeum
    • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday until Sep 15, 2017

    August 10 - September 17

    Leslie Nolan's abstract figurative paintings…

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    The 2017 Athenaeum Invitational |…

    • Athenaeum
    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Oct 27, 2017

    Exhibit: September 21 - October 29

    The Athenaeum Invitational is a…

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    The Artist’s Process | The…

    • Athenaeum
    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Jan 5, 2018

    November 2 - January 7

    Featuring sketches and studies created by members…

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